Praise for Blackfoot Physics
Featured as "Waterstone Recommends" and Good Book Guide selection
"The modern version of The Tao of Physics...We gain tantalizing glimpses of an elusive alternative to the thing we know as science...Peat's book is an eloquent plea for a fair go for the modes of enquiry of other cultures."
- New Scientist
"Occasionally we find a book that opens the door to some entirely new world. The journey within can be strange and unsettling, yet exhilarating at the same time. We may return home with a far greater understanding of home and ourselves. This was the effect Blackfoot Physics had on me. Opens the door to some entirely new world...a delight. It could make quantum thinkers of us all."
-Danah Zohar, The Independent on Sunday
"What becomes apparent is the amazing resemblance between indigeneous teachings and some of the insights into the structure of the universe that are emerging from modern science."
-Liverpool Daily Post
"Peat invites us to enter into the circle of shared ideas with the indigeneous peoples of Turtle Island. Our effort to understand indigeneous culture are a reflection of our shifting values towards other was of perceiving the world, and are a possible ray of hope between us and the peoples of Turtle Island."
"Food for thought for anyone who imagines that modern physics is all about determining the truth about the way the universe works."
-Good Book Guide
"Peat is a faithful and thoughtful guide who has obviously learned much from people he admires and he leaves us at the end of the trail with much food for Fortean thought. Recommended."
"Above all, Peat's book is an eloquent plea for a fair go for all modes of enquiry into other cultures."
"The book is a wonderful example of how and what science should be; an attempt to understand and appreciate, rather than control."
"I enjoyed this book. It is rich and implicate dancing with such diverse topics as time and number, health and disease, language and realities. It addresses philosophy and metaphysics; space and time; thought and perception; causality, cosmology and healing. I recommend it. It will be going on my book list."
-Mike Money, The Journal
"Its aim is laudable; to expose readers to the breath and intricacy of Indian knowledge. He finds constant parallels between the wisdom of Mohawk, Micmac, Haida and Blackfoot elders and the equally subtle wisdom of a Werner Heisenbeg or a David Bohm."
-Times Literary Supplement
"Blackfoot Physics is full of fascinating information...enough wild material in here to keep most SF fans happy."